Twin City Amateur Astronomers

Calendar of Events

The Calendar of all scheduled club events is shown here. For additional detail about the event, follow the link in the Event column.
You can also download our Public Observing Session brochure.
Jupiter and Saturn Saturday, July 18, 2020 9:00 PM Jupiter and Saturn offer stark contrasts when compared to the inner planets. We will review how and why they formed in their current locations and their impact on the formation of the rest of the solar system. We will learn how the two greatest planets are similar yet different. Sugar Grove Nature Center Cancelled
Touring the Milky Way Saturday, August 22, 2020 8:15 PM The Milky Way is one of countless stellar islands floating in a cosmic foam of dark matter, dark energy, and matter. Humanity is trying to find out what our galaxy looks like inside and out using ingenious observing methods and increasingly more sensitive equipment. Take a tour of our “cosmic home” to see what we know so far. Sugar Grove Nature Center Cancelled
The ISS: Past, Present and Future Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:30 PM The International Space Station (ISS) is humankind’s largest artificial satellite. Given the right time and conditions, it can be easily seen orbiting overhead. We will look at how it was constructed, how it is used, what it is like living in space, and where it is headed in the future. Sugar Grove Nature Center Cancelled
Missions to Mars Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:00 PM As we reach our closest approach to Mars for the year, the Red Planet shines brightly throughout the evening. Let’s review the many spacecraft missions we’ve sent there, what they are revealing, and how they are paving the way for a future manned mission to Mars.
In addition, we will have a laser-guided sky tour and telescope observing.
Sugar Grove Nature Center Cancelled